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Porto Santo One-Day Cruise and Tour provided by Lido Tours

Porto Santo One-Day Cruise and Tour

Porto Santo One-Day Cruise and Tour
4.5
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$155.37
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About
Discover the so-called 'golden island' of Porto Santo on this full-day guided tour which includes a cruise and transfers. Travel by ferry from Funchal to Porto Santo then hop on a minibus to tour the island's best attractions and viewpoints. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off is included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Be ready for pickup at the port or your accommodations in Funchal around 8am. A host will pick you up and transfer you to the ferry terminal to catch your ferry to Porto Santo.  Enjoy the scenery during the boat ride, then disembark on the 'golden island' to transfer to a minibus. Spend the next 2.5 hours on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the island, including the mountainous north coast and the south bay. Learn about the island's history, culture, food, and people through your guide's insightful commentary as you travel.  Check out Calheta, a beach where locals like to spend their leisure time. Snap photos of the lush flora of the Quinta das Palmeiras garden and the sweeping views from Miradouro da Portela. Learn about local culture at the Casa da Serra and see the volcano-shaped Pico Castelo.  At the conclusion of your tour, travel back to Funchal the way you came. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Be ready for pickup at the port or your accommodations in Funchal around 8am. A host will pick you up and transfer you to the ferry terminal to catch your ferry to Porto Santo.  Enjoy the scenery during the boat ride, then disembark on the 'golden island' to transfer to a minibus. Spend the next 2.5 hours on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the island, including the mountainous north coast and the south bay. Learn about the island's history, culture, food, and people through your guide's insightful commentary as you travel.  Check out Calheta, a beach where locals like to spend their leisure time. Snap photos of the lush flora of the Quinta das Palmeiras garden and the sweeping views from Miradouro da Portela. Learn about local culture at the Casa da Serra and see the volcano-shaped Pico Castelo.  At the conclusion of your tour, travel back to Funchal the way you came. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23651P20
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in the Funchal area)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in the Funchal area)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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Robert R
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A lovely but long day!
This was such a wonderful day for my partner and I. Our only criticism is that the tour part went quite quickly.

Before I review, traveller tips for the ferry: pay the extra 10€ for first class, definitely worth it, or go prepared with your own lunchbox.

It is an early start, but you have to go by the ferry times so that’s not a reflection on Lido Tours - they’re brilliant. We were picked up at our hotel and swiftly taken to the port, where we boarded the ferry. It’s your standard ferry with all the usual amenities - get yourself some comfortable seats before you do anything or upgrade to 1st class or book the restaurant in advance!

Once we arrived on Porto Santo we were met by Sol (or also known as Patricia) who was fabulous from the very beginning - I absolutely applaud her for being able to do the tour in so many languages!

The tour took us to some great view points, and Sol gave us loads of information and history of the island throughout. There was even an added stop at a bird sanctuary which I wasn’t expecting - bonus! (This lasted about 2 and a half hours - and for us was a a bit quick - maybe there could be more opportunities for stops or longer duration of stops?)

The second half of the day we were given some recommendations for lunch and then left to our own devices. We chose to remain close to the beach and had a lovely afternoon of sunbathing, drinks and walking.

Lido Tours then picked us back up for the ferry and met us back in Funchal to take us back to our hotel.

A lovely day and I absolutely recommend the trip as it takes the hassle out of transfers, booking tickets and there’s the bonus of the tour on PS.

Well done Sol and well done Lido Tours!
Written August 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FalkirkGhostly
Falkirk56 contributions
Lido tours
We booked this through Lido Tours and the office staff could not have been more helpful. We were advised regarding the most appropriate sailings and options for an island tour and transfers from our hotel.

Excellent service.
Written December 13, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Great trip
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Great trip on a minibus.
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